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We are very fortunate to have Metro Dancers in residence at Portland Metro Arts!

Metro Dancers is a company of incredibly gifted and talented artists under the artistic direction of our executive director, Nancy Yeamans. Together they perform a full season of dance productions, including repertory concerts and showcases, and a major, full-length ballet each spring. Our 2017 ballet will be Alice in Wonderland, a whimsical ballet set to delightful music with truly amazing costumes. 

The company was formed in 1978 to be an avenue for advanced dancers to perform traditional ballets as well as modern, jazz, character, and contemporary pieces. The combination of rising pre-professionals performing alongside former professional dancers gives the company a unique and exuberant style and polish. Metro Dancers’ performances offer the opportunity to see choreography from seasoned local artists as well as students who are just beginning to produce dances.

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2016-17 Season

Dance Mosaic
November 19, 2016
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Choreographers’ Showcase
January 21, 2017
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Alice in Wonderland
May 4-13, 2017
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Dance Mosaic

3:00 & 7:00pm
November 19, 2016

Metro Dancers' annual repertory concert! Dance Mosaic features our company in works by gifted local choreographers, and spans a variety of styles from classical to modern, and from ballet to jazz. 

In addition, several guest companies will present their own works.  Don't miss this opportunity to see local artists at their best!

Ticket Prices
At the door:  $18 for HS and adult, $13 for Children and Seniors     

Pre-Sale:  $15 for HS and Adults, $10 for Children and Seniors

Also! please join us between shows for our Italian Dinner fundraiser, catered by Olive Garden, Flying Pie Pizza, Stark Street Pizza & more!

Saturday November 19th
4:30-6:00 PM
At the door: $12   Pre-Sale: $10

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Choreographers’ Showcase

January 21 ,2017
7 PM

This informal concert presents the work of choreographers who are just beginning to produce dances alongside experienced choreographers with works in progress.  Following the concert join us for a potluck dessert and video replay of the concert.  If you are a choreographer that would like to present a work, please contact Nancy Yeamans at 503-408-0604 or email

Admission Free/Donations Appreciated


Alice in Wonderland

May 4- 13, 2017 - Watch the Preview

See the iconic characters of this classic tale come to life on stage, and enjoy the antics of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and even the Caterpillar! Join us for this whimsical ballet performed by skillful dancers, set to delightful music with truly amazing costumes.

Performed at:
Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97216

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Clean Cups! Move Down!

The Mad Hatter is having a Tea Party, directly after the Saturday performances of Alice in Wonderland. It will be an event, not to be missed. All his friends from Wonderland will be there serving tea and yummy snacks.Have your photo taken with your favorite character. What a wonderful way for everyone to finish their afternoon of fun.